December 16, 2022

What is Fare with Fowl?

Which wines to pair with your Christmas Dinner The holidays are a coming, and with that come the holiday feasts. My families traditional feast on Christmas […]
April 14, 2021

Thoughts from the Grapevine – Vol 2 Issue 2 – Natural Wine – Part 1

March 4, 2021

Thoughts from the Grapevine – Vol 2 Issue 1

How Cold is too Cold? As a sommelier, I am asked a lot of questions about wine – what type to serve and how to serve […]
April 8, 2020

2forTuesday – Aussie, Aussie, Aussie

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April 7, 2020

Thoughts from the Grapevine – Vol 1 Issue 1

Let it Breathe or Let it Be A lot of people wonder if there is an optimum period to let a wine breathe before drinking it. […]
April 2, 2020

2forTuesday – the 2010 Bordeaux Edition

2010 was the second consecutive outstanding vintage in Bordeaux. Wine Enthusiast rates both Médoc (99 points) and Saint-Émilion (97 points) as the second best vintage in […]
September 21, 2019

Foodie Friday: The Rosé Edition

Grilled pork chops with potato, zucchini and shiitake mushroom hash with apple and pear compote. Paired with a glass of L’Éxuberence Rosé du Clos Cantenac. Martin […]
September 9, 2019

Wine Discovery and Tasting/Découverte et Dégustation – City of Beaconsfield – October and November

  Carl Knows Wine will be hosting two 3- day Wine Discovery workshops through the City of Beaconsfield. The first will be held on three consecutive […]
August 19, 2019

Wine Discovery Workshop – City of Kirkland

  Carl Knows Wine will be hosting a Wine Discovery workshop through the City of Kirkland. This will be a 3 day workshop and will be […]
August 7, 2019

2forTuesday: The Meritage Edition – Bordeaux Blends from Canada and Down Under

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July 24, 2019

2forTuesday: The Pinot Noir Edition – One classic grape, Two distinct regions, Two spectactular wines

Check out my latest 2forTuesday post on Instagram. Loved both these Pinot Noir wines. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Carl Bird (@carlknowswine) […]
July 17, 2019

Two for Tuesday: One classic grape – two distinct styles

This week I decided to go with a classic white variety -Sauvignon Blanc. When we think of Sauvignon Blanc, we can’t forget that it probably originated […]
July 15, 2019

5 @ 7 Dînatoire Chez Chesser

On Saturday July 6, 2019 a group of like-minded, wine loving friends gathered for an in-home tutored wine and food pairing evening. Paul Chesser and Eric […]